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Stacey Abrams to respond to Trump speech

Stacey Abrams, a Democrat who narrowly lost the Georgia governor race in 2018, is set to respond to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. She will deliver a televised rebuttal after Mr Trump’s joint address to Congress on 5 February. His speech was delayed due to the government shutdown. The opposition party traditionally […]Read More
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Zimbabwe president ‘appalled’ at attack

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he is “appalled” by an attack by security officials on a protester that was featured in a TV news report. His statement comes after widespread criticism of the way security forces have handled recent protests. Mr Mnangagwa said he has ordered the arrest of those behind the attack seen […]Read More
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US doctor gave boy, 4, cannabis cookies

A California doctor is fighting for his licence after he prescribed cannabis cookies to a four-year-old boy. Dr William Eidelman, a natural medicine physician, said small doses of marijuana would help control the child’s temper tantrums. The doctor misdiagnosed the child as having bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder (ADD). The Medical Board of California Read More
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Six children killed ‘for body parts’

Six children in south-western Tanzania have been killed and had their ears and teeth removed, the authorities say. Some of the bodies of the children, aged between two and nine years old, were also missing limbs. “This is all about superstitious beliefs and many believe they will get help from witchcraft,” Njombe District Commissioner Ruth […]Read More
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Zimbabwe president ‘appalled’ at attack

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he is “appalled” by an attack by security officials on a protester that was featured in a TV news report. His statement comes after widespread criticism of the way security forces have handled recent protests. Mr Mnangagwa said he has ordered the arrest of those behind the attack seen […]Read More
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US targets ‘corrupt’ Venezuela oil firm

The US has imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil firm PDVSA and urged the country’s military to accept a peaceful transfer of power. National Security Adviser John Bolton said President Nicolás Maduro and his allies could “no longer loot the assets of the Venezuelan people”. Efforts by the opposition to unseat Mr Maduro have increased Read More
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China’s Huawei rejects US criminal charges

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has denied any wrongdoing after US prosecutors filed a host of criminal charges against the firm. Huawei has also rejected criminal claims against its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada last month. The charges filed against Huawei in the US include bank fraud, obstruction of justice and […]Read More
Regional World

Mother beats son to death

A middle age woman, Mrs Ajoke Adebayo has been arrested by the men of the Ondo State Police Command for allegedly killing her 14-year-old son, Matthew Adebayo. It was gathered that Mrs Ajoke was arrested alongside her brother-in-law, Mr. Idowu Adebayo for his alleged involvement in the torturing to death of Matthew, a JSS 3 […]Read More
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Why we are interested in Nigeria’s democracy – US

United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington has stated why the US is interested in issues challenging Nigeria’s democracy. Symington on Monday said U.S is interested in democracy of Nigeria because “whatever happens to Nigeria affects the world.” He, therefore, urged Nigerians to stand up and defend democracy, stressing that everything lies only in the […]Read More
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Red panda escapes from Belfast Zoo

A rare red panda is missing from Belfast zoo. Police said it went missing on Sunday and is “believed to be currently taking in the sights of beautiful Glengormley”. They have called for people to look out for the animal which is slightly larger than a domestic cat and an endangered species. “Our curious friend […]Read More